Archives for July 2017

Military Discount on Tires

Military Discount on TiresJust a quick reminder that the TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington offers a 10% Military Discount on Tires. Simply let us know and show your Military ID, and we’ll take 10% off your next tire purchase. 

The TireZoo sells almost all brands of new and quality used tires in any number you need. If you only need one or two tires, we’ll help you match tread to your existing tires. Save money when you don’t buy what you don’t need!

You can rely on friendly, knowledgeable, no-pressure service at the TireZoo. Stop by and see us today!

Reduce Mosquito Population

reduce mosquito populationWith so many diseases spread by mosquitoes, it’s important that we all do what we can do reduce the mosquito population. It’s been long known that standing bodies of water are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, it isn’t just ponds and bodies of water that we need to address. Mosquitoes need small amounts of stagnant water to lay eggs, so make sure you do what you can to find them all.

No Rain Lately?

Even if there hasn’t been much rain in your area, water from washing cars, kids playing, lawn sprinkling systems, sump pump hose, etc can create enough of a puddle for mosquitoes to thrive. Some places like ponds or culverts you can’t necessarily drain, but you can buy mosquito treatment cakes to add to the water to reduce the mosquito population by stopping breeding. Some fish and other critters eat mosquito larvae, so stocking ponds with fish when appropriate is another way to help control what you can’t drain.

Here are a few places to check so you can help reduce the mosquito population

  • Old tires and rims (recycle tires at the TireZoo)
  • Flower pots and watering containers
  • Ditches and culverts
  • Clogged gutters and drain spouts
  • Wagons and bike trailers
  • Sandbox and pool toys
  • Lawn ornaments and bird baths
  • Little swimming/wading pools
  • Gardening tools, wheelbarrows, buckets
  • Sporting Equipment; Frisbees, helmets
  • Toolboxes
  • Barbecue grills and fire pits
  • Pool, hot tub, and boat covers
  • Garbage cans and lids
  • Pet water dishes

 

Planning a Road Trip

planning a road tripAre you planning a road trip this summer? Whether your are a seasoned road “tripper” or you’re heading out on your first long road trip ever, a bit of planning can be the difference between a great experience and a week you’d like to forget.

Tips for Planning a Road Trip

  1. Start early. Make reservations and appointments ahead of time.
  2. Get your oil changed and check over your tires. Tell your mechanic you’re planning a road trip so any issues can be addressed.
  3. Consider an app like Roadtrippers that lets you plug in your starting point and final destination, and then gives you points of interest along the way, including hotels, attractions, and natural wonders.
  4. Check out our Pinterest boards organized to provide ideas for “Road Trip Entertainment” for kids and restless riders, as well as good “Travel Snack” ideas. 
  5. Here is a .pdf link to our travel scavenger hunt you can print off.
  6. Plan some ways you can save money on your road trip.
  7. Ask friends and family who have been to places along the way for their recommendations of where to stay and what to visit. 

If you need help checking the safety and condition of your tires before you head out on your road trip, stop by the Tire Zoo in Bloomington or Anoka, Monday through Saturday. Safe travels!

Closed on July 4, 2017

The TireZoo of Anoka and Bloomington will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Both locations will be open regular business hours on Monday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 5th. 

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